Study | 3 October, 2007 | Download PDF
Advocacy letter | 2 October, 2007 | Download PDF
experience has shown that oil pipeline and oil transportation projects are intrinsically linked with harmful environmental and social impacts poor maintenance of the existing oil pipelines has led to continuous contamination of land and water public opinion is too often disregarded and decisions on energy projects are taken without the early and well informed participation of the public decisions are too often made in favour of political and business interests outside of the affected countries prioritisation of fossil fuels is contributing to climate change in view of this we are concerned about planned oil pipeline projects such as the AMBO, Pan-European and Burgas Alexandrupolis pipelines which are being developed with the support of major political and corporate powers the region is not sufficiently exploiting its potential for renewable sources of energy and energy efficiency.
Study | 26 September, 2007 | Download PDF
Briefing | 26 September, 2007 | Download PDF
A database of the EIB’s investments in the energy sector from 2002-2006, compiled from the EIB’s annual reports, shows that most of its investments in this sector went to gas as well as electricity distribution. (For an analysis covering the years until 2008, please see our study Change the lending, not the climate.)
Second submission to the European Investment Banks public consultation on its anti-corruption policy
Policy comments | 13 September, 2007 | Download PDF
This submission complements the first one presented by the above organisations during the first round of public consultation on the European Investment Banks new policy on anti-fraud and anti-corruption matters. Although the EIB recognises the complexity of anti-corruption issues and the need to bring in external consultants or relevant European institutions, it is unclear how this will be reflected in the policy which the EIB aims to finalize before the end of the year.